Category Archives: interior paint colors

20 Fabulous Shades Of Orange Paint and Furnishings

Ahhh, now that we are well into October, it always feels appropriate to bring out one of the most misunderstood,View full post »

Painted Brick-How to Easily Change It Back After Painting It

Hi Guys, As promised, this is part II of the discussion about brick houses. If you missed part I or would likeView full post »

12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick

Dear Laurel We have a red brick ranch home that we have been renovating on the inside for the last 20 years andView full post »

Common Mistakes When Choosing The Best Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

How To Select The Perfect Color Scheme For Your Home

Over the years, people have often asked me…   How do you select a color scheme for yourView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

The Best Bedroom Paint Colors You’re Probably Not Using

Hey Everyone, I’m back to give you another updated post for the best bedroom paint colors you’reView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Is Benjamin Moore COTY 2019 Metropolitan A Good Color?

Just yesterday, I received an email from a kind reader:   Hi Laurel, Love your blog and all the greatView full post »

Farrow and Ball Colors Update – 2018 + Matching

Hi Everyone, Taking a break from the Copenhagen trip photos because not everyone is interested, but I do haveView full post »

When is This Horrid Gray Trend Going To End?

Dear Laurel, I enjoyed the post from Sunday even though I’m not so fond of the Sherwin-Williams Color ofView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »

The Best White Paint Color And What Most People Don’t Realize

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope that you can help, oh paint guru. Because, in my quest for the best white paint color, I feelView full post »

Paralyzed By Perfection – Should She Paint Wood Paneling?

We’ve been on a roll discussing painting interior wood trim and now we have a home with copious amounts ofView full post »

The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView full post »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »

The Best Color Of The Year Is Largely A Farce – Here’s Why

Oh my! Thanks guys for all of your votes for the Best Color Of The Year 2018.   If I had my wits about me,View full post »

Color Of The Year 2018 – And The Winner Is…

Well, guys, this is it. The last two weeks of 2017 and that means it’s time to discuss.. The Color of theView full post »

Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery

A LOT of you have asked: WHAT is the color of Ben Pentreath’s Living Room? WHAT is the color of BenView full post »

My Horrid Roof Is The Color Of ____ And The Exterior Paint Colors Don’t Work

Dear Laurel, I am hoping and praying that you will do a post or ten posts about exterior paint colors. But,View full post »

What They Didn’t Tell You About The Best Yellow Paint Colors

It is possible that almost everything I’ve been lead to believe about yellow paint colors is a lie. AndView full post »

12 Farrow and Ball Kitchen Cabinet Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen

  Remember the other day with the none-white kitchen post, when there were several requests for the FarrowView full post »

My 16 Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Oh my, this is the last post for 2016!   I considered doing another “Best of” awards like lastView full post »

The Little Known Truth About The Color Of The Year 2017

  Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s when three giants of the paint and color industryView full post »

I Need Help For My Ugly Stone Fireplace. Can I Paint It?

Ahhh, yes, the quintessential ugly stone fireplace. Do you have one?   I have to be honest and say that 95%View full post »

An Exquisite Kitchen Restoration Has Charm To Burn

Too funny. I was working on a post about brick and stone fireplaces when I checked my email. And I had threeView full post »

A Beautiful Home Renovation Makes Big Bucks For The Sellers

It’s a happy day when I see a home renovation where the owners did everything right. And they didn’tView full post »

Confused About Your Paint Sheen? Here’s Why

A woman named Sheena has finally figured out her paint colors but then she goes to the paint store and the dudeView full post »